At the time this series began, I was a new mom and wanted to take time for myself. After I put my son down for a nap, while the house was quiet, I sat down and started illustrating with chalk pastels. Before I knew it, my son had woken up, and I had finished my very first Florida orange “nap time botanical”. Now, I have over twenty-five nap time botanicals, all influenced by native Florida plants, made with chalk pastel on tea stained paper. The original orange is still hanging in my house as a reminder to keep creating.